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History of Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors, division of the giant Mitsubishi Corporation, is one of the most important Asian brands in what refers to the manufacture of vehicles, especially cars and light trucks. It has a significant global presence with numerous products, and it has been the first manufacturer of automobiles in the Japan.

Its logo consists of three diamonds, derived in turn from the Mitsubishi brand name: a mixture of "Mitsu" and "Hishi", meaning three and diamond respectively. Their cars have a reputation for rugged, solvents and very well made in mechanics. In addition brand image is looked after to the end, so the service to the client and the quality of their products is first.

Beginning of Mitsubishi

The powerful Mitsubishi company was founded in May 1870 by Yatar? Iwasaki, son of a samurai family. At first he devoted himself to maritime transport.

End of the 19th century, the company began to diversify its activities, being born the Mitsubishi Bank, Mitsubishi Corporation Bank (internal group financing) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which included car-producing section.

In 1917, pioneered brand building a vehicle series in Japan. This car was called Mitsubishi A, and only produced around twenty units.

During and after WWII

During the second world war manufactured military equipment such as tanks and even remembered aircraft fighter Zero, used by pilots called 'kamikaze' suicide. After this war, the participation of Mitsubishi was fundamental to economic and social resurgence of Japan.

Only nine years they produced the Jeep Willys, by being focused on turnover of buses and trucks, with a total circulation of motorcars and even scooters. Although the United States disbanded the Consortium as dangerous for peace, little by little they were regrouping different divisions. At the end of the 50's, Japanese automotive received stimuli and Mitsubishi 500, a four-seater model with ? engine launched water-cooled litres. Since 1963 the range grew more, with models such as the Colt, Galant and Debonair.

Finally in 1970 was born a division exclusively dedicated to the production of vehicles: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. Between is the 80's decade, growth was very considerable, with quite a few new releases and exports. In 1986 the brand comes to Spain, thanks to a contribution from Mercedes Benz.

Recent years of Mitsubishi

In the 1990s, Mitsubishi suffered serious financial problems, so had to ally themselves with Volvo in a Dutch plant to manufacture. He then teamed up with the Daimler-Chrysler Group, which, since 2000, joined the Japanese firm to control. But when this group left the Administration in 2004, the crisis returned to threaten.

Why was entered into a deep reorganization that so far seems to have given good results. They increased their participation, inter alia thanks to alliances with Volkswagen or PSA, and development of excellent cars or renewals thereof, as the sports sedan Lancer Evo, the Outlander truck or the medium pick-up Raider.

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Mitsubishi Galant

Mitsubishi Galant

The Mitsubishi Galant is a large mid-size car manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors in the year 1969. This particular name was derived from “chivalrous”- a French word Galant. The Galant have been 9 distinct generations and the overall sales have exceeded 5 million.

Mitsubishi ASX

Mitsubishi ASX

Mitsubishi Motors created the amazing Mitsubishi ASX, which had great features of SUV and a vehicle which was passenger in nature. In its third version the car was released in Japan in the year 2010. In the other market it was released later and in United States, it was sold under the name of Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander was originally known as the Mitsubishi Airtrek and was developed by the Mitsubishi Motors. Airteck was developed and unveiled in 2001 at a auto show in North America and was strongly inspired by the Mitsubishi ASX car model, sold in other parts of the world like Asia and Europe.

Technical characteristics of Mitsubishi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Mitsubishi Galant 1800 Viento 1993 110HP (81 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
2 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Automatic 1994 205HP (151 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
3 Mitsubishi Galant Viento V6 Automatic 1993 145HP (107 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
4 Mitsubishi Sigma 24v 1995 205HP (151 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
5 Mitsubishi Galant Viento II 1800 DOHC 16v E-52A 1994 139HP (102 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
6 Mitsubishi Toppo BJ S 4WD Automatic 1998 50HP (37 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
7 Mitsubishi Minica Skipper GT 1971 38HP (28 kW) @ 7000 rpm n/a
8 Mitsubishi Cordia 1600 SR Coup? 1985 88HP (65 kW) @ 5000 rpm n/a
9 Mitsubishi Colt 1600 Turbo 1984 124HP (91 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
10 Mitsubishi Galant 2000 V6 Automatic 1993 150HP (110 kW) @ 6750 rpm n/a
11 Mitsubishi Lancer MVV 1991 91HP (67 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
12 Mitsubishi Galant 2500 V6 1993 170HP (125 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
13 Mitsubishi Space Star 1800 GDI Automatic 2000 121HP (89 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.3 l/100km
14 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1992 152HP (111 kW) @ 6750 rpm 7.9 l/100km
15 Mitsubishi Colt Lancer 1200 1976 81HP (59 kW) @ 6300 rpm 7.9 l/100km

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